There will be no live meets this week. Students should check their google classroom for assignments. An exit ticket must also be completed in ILearn for the live meets they missed and for this week’s lesson.
The new platform for live meets is BIG BLUE BUTTON all students access this through the ILEARN course for each subject. This weekend all of my math students were enrolled in a course titled “Distelrath Sixth Grade Math-2020 Remote Learning. All of the science students are already enrolled in a course called Distelrath 6th grade Science 2019-2020.
I-Learn can be accessed through the student portal on the district’s home page. Once in I learn in the upper left part of the page click on my classes for a drop down menu, then select the right course to join the class. Once in I learn click on the Big Blue Button at the top of the page under annouceements.
A new schedule is attached in the link below. We will be following the student’s schedule with live meets on Monday and Wednesday for my Math students and Tuesday Live meets for Science.
Stout will once again be distributing chromebooks! Every student may have their own chromebook. This means that if you already got a chromebook from Stout and you have a brother or sister who also attends Stout they may also pick up a chromebook. You must fill out the form included in this post to reserve your chromebook.
You can reach me by phone. 827-8201 is a phone number that is linked directly to my email. If you call this number it will eventually send you to voicemail. Leave your message as well as a number to reach you. I will be returning voicemails during office hours. If neither of these times work for you include in your message what is a good time and I will see what I can do.
Happy Friday Everyone! I hope you are staying safe. Spring break starts at 3:00 today. Please enjoy your time off from remote learning.
Details are still being worked out as to how the Governor’s decision to close the physical school buildings for the rest of the year will affect what is required of us. As sad as I am that I will not be able to see you in the classroom it does not mean the learning will stop. Stay tuned for more details. I will share them with you as they become available.
For now enjoy this time with your family, take advantage of the opportunity to expand your experiences, grow at little each day, challenge your comfort zone, but most of all stay safe.
What a difference ten days make. Check out the photos below to see how the plants have changed. I also added a couple of new plants as well. Hopefully everyone is getting a chance to go outside to explore and get fresh air. Make sure to check google classroom for more assignments. Stay Safe!
Here is a video that was shared with me. All students should be using this resource. It is a math resource and I know the math teachers are all using it. It explains step by step how to get on, if your child is having trouble. Click on the link below the picture then once it opens click on the arrow.
Hopefully this finds everyone in good health. It is a great opportunity to spend some time with your loved ones. Health and safety is our first priority. Stay safe and do not stress! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
Even though the school buildings are closed the learning does not stop! Remote learning can be exciting as well as frustrating. My goal is to make the transition to remote learning as stress free as possible. As of this post I will be assigning review activities through IXL.
I would like to be ready if this changes so I am continuing my learning also. I am currently working on the development of the I-learn class we have used previously for assessment only. I think this will link to the current google classroom we have in place. I am just discovering the power of the tool so stay tuned for more information. This may be a way to turn in assignments, watch videos, create videos and more.
I hope everyone is healthy and safe! The first day of chromebook distribution at Stout Middle School went very smoothly. I hope everyone in need of a Chromebook to complete their Remote Online Learning was able to pick it up today in the drive thru service or plan to tomorrow morning.
Math Students those of you working on the IXL x.1-x.6 keep up the good work! I am extending the due date for these assignments till 3/27. This will give students time to work out any kinks they are experiencing with the transition to Remote Online Learning. Please do your I-ready minutes weekly for as long as we are out of the classroom. I will continue to grade these weekly.
Science Students I have extended the due date on the virtual lab. Organism C & D have been added to the slideshow as well as some clarification of how to complete the assignment. Continue to check your email and this blog for updates about due dates, new assignments, how to turn in assignments and general information. I am working hard to make this time as stress free for you as possible. I am here for you. Let me know how I can help! Keep the emails coming. Stay safe and healthy.
You should have received at least one email from me today. Unfortunately the Email about the I-Ready and IXL was only intended for my math class.
I just sent out an email about the expectation for science this week. I have received several emails saying they can not find the post. You may have to scroll back to Monday. I have included it on the slide show posted on google classroom titled Virtual Lab. You must have adobe player to run the lab. If the link does not work use the slide show but try the link first!
A call went out about Chromebooks being loaned to students during this time. More details when they are shared with me.
Stay safe and keep checking your email and my blog!
Continue to work on I-ready for your assigned minutes, this week in addition to the minutes completed you must also have a passing rate of 70% for those minutes to count. I would suggest that you really watch the videos and use paper and pencil to work out the problems.
Please work on any late or missing work. You have what you need on google classroom. Depending on the directive from the Board office, we may have to suspend the current unit and move to the next one that lends itself more easily to virtual learning. Stay tuned for details as I receive them I will pass them on to you.
As of this post we have not received any directives about virtual learning. Students should continue to work on the assigned IXL assignments (x.1-x.6).
Any late or missing assignments should be completed and wait for the directive on how to turn in your assignments. Please continue to complete the regular 30-60 min of I-Ready depending upon your plan.
Google classroom is always a good source for materials if you do not have what you need at home.
All Dearborn Public Schools will be closed for students effective immediately, March 13, 2020. This is a result of Governor Whitmer’s order to close all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5.
Dearborn Public Schools spring break will take place from Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10. Students will return to school on Monday, April 13, 2020.
Students may report on Friday, March 13, 2020 at the normal start time to pick up their belongings and school supplies.
If you were unable to attend open house the Science syllabus was passed out in class today. You need to review it with your parents and bring back the bottom of the second page. It is also posted on Google Classroom if you were absent or can not find the first one given to you.
This week we are working on our summer learning and IXL in class. In addition we started discussing the 8 Mathematical Practices. If you did not complete math practice three in class you need to go to google classroom to find the slide show a copy it in to your notebook.
Check student connect for your grade on the science test. I still have several students who were absent and have not taken the test. The test will be sent home for a signature as soon as all of the students have taken the test. If you are not happy with your grade check google classroom to see what you must do to be eligible for a retake.
The genetic Unit Science test is Monday. In addition to the information on the study guide (practice test), the test will cover all vocabulary from this unit. Information from IXL Q.7, Q.8, & Q.9 will also be tested.